November 30, 2012
I am legal guardian for my sister, who has been living with Ability Plus since 2007 & has also been in their Day Hab Program since it began. Their residential care CANNOT BE BEAT. My sister had a stroke while living in an Ability Plus apartment. Thanks to alert staff, they caught her problem early & got her to the hospital in time. They were a huge source of security for our family during her long hospital stay & rehabilitation. Ability Plus staff at all levels visited her several times a week and were responsive to our needs. They were advocates in helping us find & good care, educating the rehab center on my sister's special needs, etc. The Ability Plus nursing staff even found & corrected issues with her medical care that the hospital staff had overlooked. In at least one case, and possibly more, my sister may have DIED without their careful attention to her needs. Not only were they helping OUR family out. At one point, they had five clients in the same hospital, and they showed the same care & concern for all of them. I would STRONGLY ADVISE families who are considering placement of a loved one in residential housing to consider this important question: Can you truly count on the staff of the facility to BE THERE and to CARE for your loved one, in the event they get sick or are injured? With Ability Plus, I KNOW I can rest easy. They care for my sister as well as I would. Their Day Hab Program is first-class all the way. It's more like a place of learning than most other day programs I have seen, including the ARC's Opportunity Center. They truly do develop learning programs for the INDIVIDUAL client, rather than just "baby sitting" them in one big room. My sister loves it there. Having good care for HER makes MY life sooo much easier! A++++! Can't recommend highly enough.
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